Decades of persistent failure to advance our country from a developing nation into a knowledgeable, developed society has led many people to the erroneous conclusion that ignorance is Egypt’s destiny! Yet quite the reverse is true. I believe Egyptians deliberately seek to avoid the truth; they replace fact with fiction to avoid facing reality, thereby creating an ignorant society in which every citizen claims, falsely, to be well-informed! Actually, I believe an ignorant society is the reflection of an authoritarian state that perceives knowledge as a threat to the autocratic ruler.
Keeping the vast majority of Egyptians in a state of ignorance will do nothing to help our country to progress; it can only serve to hold us back.Mohammed Nosseir
Ignorance in Egypt is well articulated! For years, it has served to split society into two groups: a very small number of people who are well-informed (but are not recognized by society and are never invited to express their opinions publicly), and the vast majority of the population that claims, incorrectly, to be knowledgeable while having no clue about the issues they present. Nevertheless, I believe the state often prompts these people to express their opinions publicly – in order to misguide citizens further.